Justin Coombs

Justin Coombs is a director in Compass Lexecon’s European competition policy practice. Justin has 20 years’ experience as an applied economist specialising in competition policy and economic regulation.Justin joined Compass Lexecon from the Office of Fair Trading, where he was the director responsible for enforcing UK and EC antitrust law in the service sector of the UK economy. During his career at the OFT, he advised on a wide range of competition policy cases and drafted many of the OFT’s guidelines on UK competition law, including its guidelines on market definition and abuse of dominance. Justin has also worked at Ofgem, the UK energy regulator, where he was the director responsible for regulation of the gas and electricity transmission networks in Great Britain.At Compass Lexecon, Justin has advised clients in cases before the UK Competition Commission, the OFT and the European Commission, and has provided expert reports to the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the European Union General Court. During his career, he has given oral evidence at numerous Competition Commission hearings as well as before parliamentary select committees.

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